Recruitment Update – In-house Legal Roles
Whilst historically Oyster Search & Selection has tended to recruit lawyers in to private practice, the firm is slowly but surely picking up mandates for clients recruiting for in-house legal roles. In the past, for example, we have recruited a funds lawyer in to the in-house legal team of a major hedge fund in the City, a senior banking lawyer in to an investment bank, again in the City and, in Dubai, a construction lawyer for a leading construction and engineering company.
Looking ahead, we expect to continue to recruit for in-house legal roles in the UK and, not least, in financial services and not only in to in-house legal teams but also risk, regulatory and compliances teams. We would also hope to extend our offering in to other sectors we specialise in, notably shipping and energy and infrastructure.
Overseas, we continue to build on previous work in the Middle East and the UAE in particular. Indeed, at the moment we have in-house legal roles for a Corporate M&A lawyer (who might well be based in the City but looking to relocate to the UAE) and also a Real Estate lawyer with Strata law knowledge and experience – so a lawyer who is already either working in the UAE or perhaps a lawyer in a jurisdiction where strata law is also practised, such as Australia or New Zealand.
For further details of our work and current in-house legal opportunities please contact Michael Pickup.
7 March 2013